Horse Health Matters®

Exercise: An Hour a Day Can Make a Big Difference in Horse Behavior

by Flossie Sellers

April 18, 2017 15:31

Your horse will gain additional benefit from moving in snow since it requires him to pick up his feet, offers excellent resistance training, and the cold …

Dental Care

Wolf Teeth in Horses

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Wolf Teeth in Horses

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

April 6, 2017 14:43

Although the mention of wolf teeth may bring visions of werewolf fangs, wolf teeth in horses are drastically different. Learn about these troublesome teeth and …

First Aid

Help for the Choking Horse

Flossie Sellers

Help for the Choking Horse

by Flossie Sellers

April 7, 2017 14:51

An impaction in your equine's esophagus can lead to choking. Read to learn how to recognize and prevent choking in your equine …

Horse First Aid for Heat Stroke and Sun Burn

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 14:32

Heat stroke and sunburn occur when horses are exposed to too much sun or hot, humid weather. Read about how to prevent and care for your horse in emergencies …

Tip of the Day

Never reach down and grab a horse's leg. Start at the shoulder or hip, and slide your hand down the limb. In most cases, a gentle squeeze just above the fetlock will be enough to get the horse to lift its leg.

Fitness And Conditioning

Equine Energy, Thermo Regulation, and Electrolyte Balance

EquiMed Staff

Equine Energy, Thermo Regulation, and Electrolyte Balance

by EquiMed Staff

February 12, 2014 09:56

Read to learn how energy production, heat and thermo regulation, fluid and electrolyte balance are inter-related in horse conditioning and why a proper balance …

General Care

Daily Horse Care Tasks

EquiMed Staff

Daily Horse Care Tasks

by EquiMed Staff

April 17, 2017 12:15

Learn the 5 daily tasks that are necessary for good horse keeping and the ways you can lighten your load, while keeping your horse-care tasks on schedule …

Horse Conformation as a Whole: Can He Do the Job …

by Heather Smith Thomas

May 3, 2017 10:46

This series of five articles on equine conformation will be of great help when selecting a horse for the job you want done. A horse with well-balanced …

Reproductive Care

How to Prepare for Parturition

EquiMed Staff

How to Prepare for Parturition

by EquiMed Staff

May 6, 2017 13:46

Careful attention to the health of the mare should be a priority before breeding takes place, during the pregnancy, and following parturition. Good nutrition, …

Videos

Hoof Care - Trimming the Donkey

Video of donkey hoof trimming.

Horse Snips

Horse Health Video Shorts

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

Jugular groove

The groove on each side of the neck where the jugular vein is found. This groove extends from the intersection of the neck with the body to just behind the jaw.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

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